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Animated ‘Bear Hunt’ Special Marches to Channel 4

Channel 4 to air a special animated adaptation produced by the makers of ‘The Snowman and The Snowdog’ of the timeless classic children’s book ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt,’ by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury.

Disney Headline News

Disney Television Animation Makes Key Executive Appointments

Eric Coleman is named SVP, Original Programming and General Manager; Jonathan Schneider is promoted to VP, Strategy; Mondo’s Aaron Simpson joins the company as VP, Development; Shane Prigmore is named VP, Creative Affairs; and Bonnie Lemon joins the company as VP, Production.

AMPAS Headline News

Academy Unveils 2015 Student Academy Award Winners

Winners of the 42nd Student Academy Awards competition in the animation category are ‘An Object at Rest’ by Seth Boyden ‘Soar’ by Alyce Tzue, and ‘Taking the Plunge’ by Nicholas Manfredi and Elizabeth Ku-Herrero.

Preservation Headline News

Cinelicious Completes 4K Restoration of ‘Belladonna of Sadness’

Cinelicious, SpectreVision and The Cinefamily in Los Angeles team to present a 4K restoration of the Japanese anime feature ‘Belladonna of Sadness,’ directed by Eiichi Yamamoto (‘Astro Boy’) and produced by Osamu Tezuka’s Mushi Productions.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ Headed to Blu-ray

The final film in Peter Jackson's epic ‘Hobbit’ trilogy arrives on Blu-ray and DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on November 17; extended edition features a 20-minute longer cut and more than nine hours of new special features.

Visual Effects Headline News

MPC LA Scores with ‘Madden NFL 16’

Teaming with agency Heat and award-winning director Wayne McClammy of prodco hungry man, MPC LA’s team of world-renowned artists provides VFX and post services for a new trailer for EA’s ‘Madden NFL 16.’

Studio Ghibli Headline News

GKIDS Picks Up Studio Ghibli’s ‘Only Yesterday’

GKIDS acquires North American rights to ‘Only Yesterday’ from Studio Ghibli co-founder and Academy Award nominee Isao Takahata; new English-language version featuring Daisy Ridley and Dev Patel to receive 25th anniversary theatrical release winter 2016.

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Box Office Report: ‘Minions’ Now Third Top-Grossing Animated Feature Worldwide

Illumination Entertainment's ‘Minions’ beats the lifetime totals of ‘Despicable Me 2’ ($975.5 million) and ‘The Lion King’ ($987.5 million) to become the third-highest-grossing animated film of all time worldwide.

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Hollywood Studio Antitrust Lawsuit Back in Play

District Judge Lucy Koh rejects the requests of Disney, DreamWorks, Pixar, Sony and other Hollywood studios to dismiss claims the companies violated antitrust laws by conspiring to suppress the wages of animation and VFX artists.

Sundance Headline News

Shorts Lab LA to Feature Julia Pott, David OReilly and More

The Sundance Institute presents ‘Shorts Lab LA: Animation,’ featuring speakers Tom Kenny, Kirsten Lepore, Julia Pott, David OReilly and Kent Osborne, at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles on Sunday, August 23.

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